Lancaster PA Attractions for Kids

What is There for Kids To Do in Lancaster?

Lancaster PA offers many fun things to see and do for all ages.  But Lancaster County has a lot that children will love.  Al ages of kids will find something just for them.

So, grab your kids and come explore the many fun things for kids to do here. Have a blast, create some fun memories, and enjoy your time together. They won’t be little very long!

See also our complete list of Lancaster PA Attractions, as well as Lancaster Things To Do for Families. We won’t let you get bored here.  There’s also Amish-Related Attractions, Theaters, Historic Sites, and more. See the list in the sidebar to find all that there is to see and do in Lancaster.

Here are Things To Do in Lancaster That Children Will Love:

Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Full steam adventure! All aboard a 45-minute ride on the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train to Paradise, PA and back. Dine aboard for added excitement, explore Fun Extras like the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly or Cranky Cars at the historic East Strasburg Station, and marvel at the power and grace of authentic trains.  Visit website

Amish Village

199 Hartman Bridge Road (Route 896), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-687-8511

Learn how Amish kids live today!  Why don’t they use Internet or video games?  After a guided tour of our 1840 farmhouse, stroll around our scenic 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, say “Hi” to our farm animals, and snap a photo in an Amish buggy. Visit website

Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572, 866-546-1799

Join over a million adventurers. Over 50 Farm Fun Activities for all ages. Home of the Amazing Maize Maze. Entertain family and friends as you visit our farm animal center, singing chicken show, pedal karts, pumpkin slinger, guided wagon tour, and more. See you at  Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm.

Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

226 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Strasburg, PA 17579, 800-450-2920

Gigantic model train display! Our 1,700 square feet, hand-created train display is home to over 150 animated figures and 22 operating model trains. Family-owned since 1961! Featured in Lionel Train's "Historic Layout Series". Fun for all ages! Open daily, Mid-March - December.  Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Kids will delight on this 25-minute ride aboard the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine, a larger-than-life coal burning steam train. Back at the historic station, enjoy a wide array of Thomas-themed activities.  Tickets are available at www.StrasburgRailRoad.com. Advance purchase is recommended.

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

2249 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 1-866-FUNatDW

A Kingdom for Kids! 48-acre amusement park with over 30 rides, Duke’s Lagoon interactive water play area, and live shows including The Adventure of the Frog Prince high dive. Open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day and select fall weekends. Birthday parties, group rates and catering available. Free parking. Visit website

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-569-KIDS

There's so much to explore at the area's only museum where playing and learning go hand-in-hand. Not-for-profit museum features shared educational experiences that delight kids and parents alike. Self-directed exhibits for adults and children ages 2-10 to explore together. Exhibits include Marty's Machine Shop, E-I-E-I KNOW, Mostly Make-Believe, and more! Visit website

Saturday, September 13 - Sunday, September 21, 2014

Day Out With Thomas™

The Strasburg Rail Road: September 13 - 21, 2014 - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. You'll find…

Categories: Children, Entertainment

Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day Out With Thomas™

The Strasburg Rail Road: November 21 - 23, 2014 - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. You'll find…

Categories: Children, Entertainment

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